This is a recipe adopted from a popular appetizer served in Asian Fusion restaurants. It can be prepared as a complete meal or as a snack. The Teriyaki sauce flavor is made from a base of soy sauce that you can sweeten with a carbohydrate-free sweetener or a calculated amount of Agave Nectar. Agave Nectar is 100% carbohydrate but has a lower glycemic index than regular sweeteners and only 1 gm is needed to sweeten this recipe. Raw ground turkey absorbs oil during sauteeing which adds to this flavorful combination of ingredients.
Ground Turkey - raw
Carrots - raw, sliced into toothpick sized sticks
Coconut - dried, shredded - unsweetened
Peanuts - dry roasted - chopped
Soy Sauce such as Kikkoman Naturally Brewed
Carbohdyrate-free sweetener or Agave Nectar (1gm is plenty for entire recipe)
1Pour oil into small frying pan and heat until it begins to sizzle.
2Place ground turkey in pan using a small spatula to stir, breaking it into small pieces and sauteeing until pink color is gone.
3Mix soy sauce and sweetener: 10gm soy sauce + carb-free sweetener or 1gm Agave Nectar is sufficient for 30gm of raw turkey.
4Tear lettuce into pieces the size of your hand. Place seasoned turkey inside.
5Garnish with carrots, coconut and peanuts. Serve immediately.
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